True Knowledge Exists in Knowing You (And They) Know Nothing…

October 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: It’s been a long summer, but finally, finally Miss Waxie is eating again with the help of an army of immunosuppressants and steroids. Armed with a some new “we don’t know what it is” cryopyrin associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) stomach problem – or some new autoimmune stomach problem – and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura – Miss Waxie is collecting new medical terminology faster than an an over stressed first year med-student.

On the positive side, the cellcept is working, the pred is coming down, and the ITP is under control enough that she no longer looks like a drug dealer’s girlfriend…she can practically hear her immune system plotting against her for daring to say things might be better.  ….Bring it, immune system!

Everything Old is New Again…

June 3, 2009 § 11 Comments

In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Watch out world! Miss Waxie is behind the wheels of her 1995 Geo Prism again, left eye cataract be damned!  And, okay,  she didn’t go farther than around her block. Twice. Still…she drove! Only being chronically ill could make a milestone you’ve past long ago something exciting to experience again. I wonder how it will feel when I relearn to ride a bike. 

The Eye has it….

May 22, 2009 § 10 Comments


In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Successfully recooperating from her cataracts surgery, Miss Waxie once again thinks on just how weird it is to have and old lady surgery at the tender age of 23 – even if they were caused by prednisone. Sure, the side effect was on the table when pred was brought up for the UCTD/ lupus/ rheumatoid arthritis deal, but getting cataracts so soon is like finishing only half of your box of Lucky Charms before finding the prize buried inside. …Well, gluten free Lucky Charms in Miss Waxie’s, book. 

Loooook into my eyes….

April 23, 2009 § 4 Comments



In Tonight’s Comic Adventure: Having realized her cataracts has suddenly, dramatically worsened, Miss Waxie bars herself from driving anywhere besides in her own neighborhood until her surgery May 21st and offers you a look at the world through the eyes of a cataracts patient. …She also contemplates taking up impressionist painting. 

Note: Thanks to viewers like you (yes, I’m stealing directly from PBS now) yesterday this tiny site received almost 100 hits yesterday. An on its ninth day of birth, wow! Remember to subscribe by email to keep up with each adventure in my Comic Life. 

ALSO – Though I put up her award, I forgot to kindly thank Diane at StellarLife – Life with MS for kindly awarding me as a “blogger on target”…thank you Diane! 

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